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Dr. Dave Sculpture

$200.00

Doug Dunbar’s sculpture, Dr. Dave, stands as a testament to the fusion of earthy clay and the timeless allure of a bronze patina. This 12-inch-tall piece is a striking representation of nature’s elegance intertwined with human artistry.

In Dr. Dave, Doug captures a moment of serene contemplation, as if the subject is deeply engrossed in thought or observation. The clay, carefully molded and shaped, conveys the essence of a figure lost in introspection, perhaps pondering the mysteries of the world.

The bronze patina adds a layer of depth and character to Dr. Dave. With its aged and weathered appearance, achieved through Doug’s expert application of tinted paste wax, the sculpture exudes a sense of wisdom and timelessness. Light dances across the surface, highlighting the intricate details and textures of the piece.

Dr. Dave is more than just a sculpture; it’s a reflection of Doug’s profound connection to the natural world and the human experience. Each stroke of his hand speaks to the harmony between man and nature, inviting viewers to contemplate their own place in the grand tapestry of existence.

As you admire Dr. Dave, you’ll find yourself drawn into its quiet presence. It’s a piece that encourages introspection and contemplation, offering a moment of respite from the bustle of everyday life.

For art enthusiasts seeking a piece that speaks to the soul and celebrates the beauty of both nature and humanity, Dr. Dave is an ideal addition to any collection. Priced at $200, it offers an accessible opportunity to bring a touch of contemplative elegance into your home or workspace.

Embrace the wisdom and serenity of Dr. Dave by Doug Dunbar—a sculpture that transcends time and invites you to ponder the mysteries of life within its graceful form and serene demeanor.

ABOUT DOUG

My first formal training in art was while taking the teacher training program at UBC to teach high school industrial Arts. We took a design course that opened me up to drawing and sculpture.

I created a bronze sculpture of a tree growing into a pair of human hands. This sparked my interest in metal work and I took a course in welding which led to metal sculpture, after which I developed an interest in stone sculpture since I had also started doing small soapstone pieces.

CHANGES

These ultimately grew into much larger pieces which I pursued for numerous years. This unfortunately came to an abrupt end when in the summer of 2023, a wildfire wiped out our summer cabin at Gun Lake, BC. I did all my carving there in the open air during the summer since was so dusty. I was then forced to shift gears and return to Clay Sculpture since I can do this in my studio at my home in Maple Ridge, BC.

It’s been a full circle returning to clay since the model for the bronze “Hands” piece was done in clay 40 years ago.

I absolutely love working with clay. It gives me the freedom of expressing all the beauty in Nature with all it’s beautifully flowing lines. The pieces are air dried and then kiln-fired for harness after which I use patinas and tinted paste wax for finishing.

My favorite look is one of a bronze sculpture that has weathered to a green colour. It’s all great fun and my current passion.

Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations. The images that you see may not have accurate color representation.

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Dr. Dave by Doug Dunbar

Doug Dunbar’s sculpture, Dr. Dave, stands as a testament to the fusion of earthy clay and the timeless allure of a bronze patina. This 12-inch-tall piece is a striking representation of nature’s elegance intertwined with human artistry.

In Dr. Dave, Doug captures a moment of serene contemplation, as if the subject is deeply engrossed in thought or observation. The clay, carefully molded and shaped, conveys the essence of a figure lost in introspection, perhaps pondering the mysteries of the world.

The bronze patina adds a layer of depth and character to Dr. Dave. With its aged and weathered appearance, achieved through Doug’s expert application of tinted paste wax, the sculpture exudes a sense of wisdom and timelessness. Light dances across the surface, highlighting the intricate details and textures of the piece.

Dr. Dave is more than just a sculpture; it’s a reflection of Doug’s profound connection to the natural world and the human experience. Each stroke of his hand speaks to the harmony between man and nature, inviting viewers to contemplate their own place in the grand tapestry of existence.

As you admire Dr. Dave, you’ll find yourself drawn into its quiet presence. It’s a piece that encourages introspection and contemplation, offering a moment of respite from the bustle of everyday life.

For art enthusiasts seeking a piece that speaks to the soul and celebrates the beauty of both nature and humanity, Dr. Dave is an ideal addition to any collection. Priced at $200, it offers an accessible opportunity to bring a touch of contemplative elegance into your home or workspace.

Embrace the wisdom and serenity of Dr. Dave by Doug Dunbar—a sculpture that transcends time and invites you to ponder the mysteries of life within its graceful form and serene demeanor.

ABOUT DOUG

My first formal training in art was while taking the teacher training program at UBC to teach high school industrial Arts. We took a design course that opened me up to drawing and sculpture.

I created a bronze sculpture of a tree growing into a pair of human hands. This sparked my interest in metal work and I took a course in welding which led to metal sculpture, after which I developed an interest in stone sculpture since I had also started doing small soapstone pieces.

CHANGES

These ultimately grew into much larger pieces which I pursued for numerous years. This unfortunately came to an abrupt end when in the summer of 2023, a wildfire wiped out our summer cabin at Gun Lake, BC. I did all my carving there in the open air during the summer since was so dusty. I was then forced to shift gears and return to Clay Sculpture since I can do this in my studio at my home in Maple Ridge, BC.

It’s been a full circle returning to clay since the model for the bronze “Hands” piece was done in clay 40 years ago.

I absolutely love working with clay. It gives me the freedom of expressing all the beauty in Nature with all it’s beautifully flowing lines. The pieces are air dried and then kiln-fired for harness after which I use patinas and tinted paste wax for finishing.

My favorite look is one of a bronze sculpture that has weathered to a green colour. It’s all great fun and my current passion.

Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations. The images that you see may not have accurate color representation.

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